'Barry is unique in his ability to combine a deep understanding of leadership with an approach devoid of egotism'


Stephanie Hilborne OBE

Chief Executive

The Wildlife Trusts




'Lead Like Mary will inspire a whole new generation of leaders'


Matt Hyde

Chief Executive

The Scout Association




'Lead Like Mary is full of wisdom and easy to grasp'


Andrew Higginson


Morrisons Plc 


Endorsements for Barry's first leadership book 'Lead Like Mary', published 2014:


Leadership Guide     Change Maker     Author & Broadcaster




Over the past nineteen years, Barry has worked with thousands of people, helping them to unlock potential, become authentic leaders and deliver sustainable change.


His passions include inspiring and enabling young leaders in their development, building sustainable communities and being a positive force in building a better world through effective collaboration and communication.


Barry's work can be grouped around three themes:


Leadership guide

Barry is passionate about the impact highly effective leadership can have on teams, organisations, families, communities and society


Having observed, experienced and witnessed a plethora of different leadership approaches and styles over a 40 year professional career he has developed a clear idea of the traits consistently  applied by highly effective leaders.


He has now committed the remaining years of his professional life to providing the inspiration, guidance and support to enable the development of leaders at every level


His thinking is captured in 'Lead Like Mary', his book first published in 2014


He has worked with thousands of leaders, in dozens of organisations, challenging, guiding and enabling the development of authentic leadership


He runs Evolving Leaders,  a programme for 50 young leaders, designed to develop a new generation of authentic leaders


He runs programmes teaching the leadership traits and principles explored in Lead Like Mary.


Barry also researches, writes, shares and blogs extensively on leadership.



Change maker

Barry fundamentally believes that it is only through delivering successful and sustainable change that we can make transformational progress and build a better tomorrow


That principle applies whether it's to an individual, team, organisation, community, society or ultimately the world.


Barry makes that change happen either by leading projects himself or supporting others to achieve that transformation.


He led a project in his local community which delivered £500k of funding to address rural isolation and physical and psychological well being.


He chairs the Osprey Leadership Foundation, a charity established by entrepreneurial  conservationist Tim Makrill, which transforms the lives of young people in Africa and the U.K.


As a mentor, coach and facilitator Barry has supported countless leaders to deliver transformational change to individuals, teams and organisations.



Author & Broadcaster

As well as being the author of 'Lead Like Mary', Barry's second leadership book, 'Building a Community', was published in September '18. He also writes fiction, his first novel 'The Lobster Pot Cafe' will be published soon. Barry also presents 2 shows on local radio and presents a series of leadership podcasts 'Leadership Reflections'



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